Welcome to NLCF’s online Worship Service. While we are not able to meet together in person, we hope and trust that God will meet with us wherever we are. So wherever you find yourself this morning, begin by praying with those you are with. Ask God to help you feel the presence of the Spirit in a special way despite our current situation.
To open our worship, read Hebrews 13:5-6 out loud:
God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.”
So we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?”
To help us worship together, use the following songs to sing to the Lord.
If you haven’t done so already, we want to invite you to worship through giving by using our online giving options. Please remember that even when our world is in crisis, the financial needs of the church are still present, and we can still give to God financially as an act of worship and to demonstrate our trust in the Lord. Click here for more information.
For our Scripture reading today, please read Isaiah 43:18-20 out loud:
18 “But forget all that— it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. 19 For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.
20 The wild animals in the fields will thank me, the jackals and owls, too, for giving them water in the desert. Yes, I will make rivers in the dry wasteland so my chosen people can be refreshed.
Ask those you are with what they would like to pray for. In addition to those requests, please ask God:
– For protection and provision for our families and communities from the COVID-19 virus.
– Pray for those who lost their jobs this week as non-essential businesses were shut down.
Jesus’ First Miracle – Message by Kevin Wiebe
Join us for our closing song
To close our time of worship, please read Matthew 11:28-30 out loud:
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
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